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Old Jun 23, 2010, 11:36 AM   #11
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What qualities of a photo deliver that is a more difficult question...
can you elaborate on this??
I mean that if you see a great photo it's easy to recognise that it's great because it stops you in your tracks. But it can be quite hard to put your finger on exactly what it is about the photo that has that effect.

If I had to say how you can create a great photo by doing X,Y,Z then I wouldn't know where to start.
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I agree that a great photograph will stop you in your tracks, whether it does that by telling a story or being unusually beautiful or unique in some way. But I don't think there's any formula you can follow to get that great shot - if there were, there would be no "great" shots because there would be no lousy shots to compare the great ones to. And everyone would be taking great shots so there wouldn't be a need for books and magazines to show the few great shots there are.

I grew up admiring the photos in Arizona Highways magazine, even more than National Geographic.
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you consider washington a small town?
The Metro closes at night!
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The Metro closes at night!
at least u have a metro!!
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What qualities of a photo deliver that is a more difficult question...
I like contrasts. I like assymetry. I like patterns, but am not adverse to the occasional monkey wrench being thrown in for good measure. I also like being tricked.
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I've been a lot of places, both in this country and around the world. The only places I've ever been, where I've felt comfortable, are London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Everything else is a small town.
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http://www.photographybb.com/magazine
This is a free online photo magazine. Its pretty good and covers how to's on various software. Mighty fine magazine and you cant beat the price.

What's a great photo. Well thats like asking whats a beautiful woman. You just know when you see it. Everything might be wrong but you will know. For example, Sophia Loren was is and always will be a beautiful woman. But everything is wrong with her. Go figure. Same with a photo. All the rules might be broken but it might still be a shot that you look at and go WOW. Just like I go whenever I see Sophia Loren.

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http://www.photographybb.com/magazine
This is a free online photo magazine. Its pretty good and covers how to's on various software. Mighty fine magazine and you cant beat the price.

What's a great photo. Well thats like asking whats a beautiful woman. You just know when you see it. Everything might be wrong but you will know. For example, Sophia Loren was is and always will be a beautiful woman. But everything is wrong with her. Go figure. Same with a photo. All the rules might be broken but it might still be a shot that you look at and go WOW. Just like I go whenever I see Sophia Loren.
Thanks for the the link to the very nice photo magazine(s) ... I really liked the May issue (nice photoshop tutorials and tips) ... not only is it free but it is ad-free - it is refreshing to read magaiznes without adverts taking up 70% of the magazine ... thanks again for the nice link.

When I see a beautiful woman, instead of saying WOW, I get nervous ... but I say WOW, looking at the photo of a beautiful woman and I also don't get nervous ... take for example the photo of this lovely lady http://photogallery.indiatimes.com/a...ow/6081947.cms I'd really be nervous if I faced her (face-to-face) in that pose (WOW wouldn't even come to my mind) but when I saw this photo today I said WOW!
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 9:03 AM   #19
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what is the criteria for you to say....."wow that is a GREAT shot!"
That is not easy to put into words. This photo by the late Danny O'Brien
sums it up for me:
http://pix.ie/valentia/377715/size/0

A very worthy winner of the Irish Times photography competition.
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http://www.photographybb.com/magazine
This is a free online photo magazine. Its pretty good and covers how to's on various software. Mighty fine magazine and you cant beat the price.
A great link. Thanks!
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